The Van Wert County Courthouse

Friday, Jan. 21, 2022

 Civil War topic for DAR chapter meeting

From left: Linda Schumm, DAR Vice-Regent; guest speaker, Mr. Frank Minnig; Mickey McConahay, DAR Regent. (Photo submitted.)
Shown are (from the left) Linda Schumm, DAR vice regent; guest speaker Frank Minnig; and Mickey McConahay, DAR regent. (photo submitted)

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The Isaac Van Wart Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution met recently at the Elks Lodge. 13 members and three guests attended. Regent Mickey McConahay opened the meeting, minutes were read, the President General’s message was given and the Treasurer’s report was included.  The Van Wert Chapter donated Vietnam memorial pins to the American Legion that were given to Vietnam veterans on Memorial Day. The Chapter held their grave marking ceremony at Woodland Cemetery on May 14 for deceased members Marjory Jones and Cheryl Miller.

Frank Minnig presented the program “Inside the Civil War”. Frank and 4 other local men toured all the major battlefields. Two-thirds of soldiers died of disease or infection during this war. Battles in the south were named after the nearest town.  The north named their battles by nearby rivers. Frank mentioned several men he met at different battlefields and how they shared much information about them. Frank concluded his program with a slide show of the battlefields he had visited.

POSTED: 10/19/16 at 12:45 pm. FILED UNDER: Lifestyles